The Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care is a patient-centric research hub for programs that focus on three main areas essential for alleviating suffering from pancreatic diseases: Early Detection, Advanced Therapy, and Quality of Life. The heart of the program is a close collaboration among seven program leaders in a "center-without-walls" that connects clinical activities to laboratory research.

The Center is led by Co-Directors Brett C. Sheppard, M.D., who links his surgical care to the Center's research, and Rosalie C. Sears, Ph.D., who designs and oversees the basic science programs and collaborations. Jonathan Brody, Ph.D. joined BCC in 2020 as the Associate Director of Translational Research.  Stellar OHSU researchers Lisa M. Coussens, Ph.D., Emek Demir, Ph.D., Joe W. Gray, Ph.D, and Daniel L. Marks, M.D., Ph.D. along with oncologist Charles Lopez, M.D, Ph.D., lead team projects that advance the search for early detection methods, move promising new stand-alone and combination therapies into the clinical trials pipeline,and search for novel ways to enhance quality of life.

From this foundation, we continue to expand our network of collaborators, partners, and patients to enable us to make the leaps necessary to improve patient care.

Use the navigational bars above to find out more information about the Brenden-Colson Center activities or view a snapshot of the Brenden-Colson Center here.

Benign Pancreas Disease: Updates on Treatment and Research

Continuing Medical Education Conference

Saturday, March 18, 2023
7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m
Knight Cancer Research Building

Join OHSU and guest faculty for updates on evidence-based pancreatitis treatment strategies. This CME conference approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

For more information, visit our webpage or contact:

*REFUNDS: $5 processing fee for all refunds. Please send refund requests to Brenden-Colson Center.

Donate to the Brenden-Colson Center and help us find cures

Checks made out to the "OHSU Foundation" may be mailed to BCCPC at 2730 S Moody Ave, CL4RS, Portland, OR 97201.

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Physician Referrals

To make a referral to the Pancreatic Cancer High Risk Clinic call (503) 494-4373

Brenden-Colson Center Creation

The Brenden-Colson Center was created thanks to a generous donation.  Read about the creation of the Center.

National Recognition

National Pancreas Foundation Center Logo

OHSU and the Brenden-Colson Center have received National Pancreas Foundation Center designation.  Read about the Center's designation.